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5 Performances Not To Miss During Awakenings’ 20th Anniversary

Awakenings Gashouder 2017

The legendary Awakenings is celebrating its 20th anniversary with five massive parties spanning from Thursday, April 13 through Sunday, April 16 2017.

To commemorate this massive event, Awakenings has partnered with Monumental Productions and, Amsterdam based publisher, Mary Go Wild to produce an anniversary book for the occasion.

Most importantly and for the first time ever, the event will feature a day party on Saturday, April 15th from 11 am to 10 pm with heavy hitters Joris Voorn, Ben Klock, Adam Beyer, Jeff Mills and Chris Liebing all performing.

The remainder of the events take place during the night from Thursday to Sunday with the likes of Nina Kraviz, Pan-Pot, Sven Väth, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Bart Skils, 2000 and One, Marcel Dettmann, Dave Clarke, DJ Billy Nasty, DJ Rush, Kölsch, Len Faki, Luciano, Seth Troxler, and Ricardo Villalobos all scheduled to play at Amsterdam’s revered Gashouder venue.

Weekend tickets are sold out, but single days are still available. We suggest you act fast, as this will sell out.

Who Not To Miss

Sven Väth – April 13
The German mastermind that is Papa Sven has been a long-time friend of and performer at Awakenings. Thanks to his signature vinyl-only performances, upbeat techno tracks and funky synths, he’s sure to keep the crowd dancing throughout his entire set.

Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann – April 14
These two gentlemen have been at the top of techno lists around the world and rightfully so. Their dynamic b2b sets ooze characteristic Berghain pounding techno with thrilling twists and turns throughout, making them our standout back-to-back choice for Awakenings’ 20 Year Anniversary celebration.

Jeff Mills – April 15 (Day) 
A space wizard with endless talents, Jeff Mills is one of the most well-seasoned techno producers and DJs to roam this earth. His sets are known to incorporate cosmic synths and spacial sounds, providing timeless and out-of-this-world techno inspired emotions.

Dave Clarke – April 15 (Night)
Another Awakenings and veteran techno producer, Dave Clarke will bring the heat with heavy drums and a signature old school sound that blends techno and electro with effortless precision. The Amsterdam-based UK producer debuted with his first release in 1990 and yet remains at the forefront of today’s underground with good reason: his penchant for quality music above all else.

Ricardo Villalobos – April 16
Unnecessarily talented, Ricardo Villalobos is known to be the king of eclectic mixes, from spiraling sounds with deep bass to spirit-liberating techno. As an Awakenings veteran and one of the most sought-after talents in the world, there is no doubt that he will not disappoint for the festival’s 20th Anniversary.

Full Timetable Awakenings - 20 years

April 13th – Night

22:00 – 00:30 Dimitri & Remy Unger
00:30 – 02:30 Derrick May & Kevin Saunderson
02:30 – 04:30 Sven Väth
04:30 – 06:30 Pan-Pot
06:30 – 08:30 Nina Kraviz

April 14th – Night

22:00 – 01:30 Bart Skils & 2000 and One
01:30 – 05:00 Adam Beyer & Joseph Capriati
05:00 – 08:30 Ben Klock & MARCEL DETTMANN

April 15th – Day

11:00 – 13:00 Kabale und Liebe (Dj/Producer)
13:00 – 15:00 Joris Voorn
15:00 – 16:30 Ben Klock
16:30 – 18:30 Adam Beyer
18:30 – 20:15 Jeff Mills
20:15 – 22:00 Chris Liebing

April 15th – Night

23:30 – 02:00 DJ Billy Nasty
02:00 – 03:45 DJ Rush
03:45 – 05:30 Dave Clarke
05:30 – 07:15 Chris Liebing
07:15 – 09:00 Jeff Mills

April 16th – Night

22:00 – 00:00 Lauhaus
00:00 – 01:45 Luciano
01:45 – 03:30 Seth Troxler
03:30 – 05:15 Ricardo Villalobos
05:15 – 07:15 Joris Voorn & Kölsch
07:15 – 09:00 Len Faki

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Berghain Announces Massive 2017 New Year Celebration That Will Last 3 Days

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Berghain surely knows how to party for more than 48 hours, but they might have outdone themselves with 2017’s New Year celebration. The event is split into a two-part showcase with Silvester kicking things off from 1am January 1st and Erste Klubnacht (first club night) following immediately thereafter, and scheduled to go into the early morning of January 3rd at the earliest.

The Silvester lineup includes Ben Klock, DVS1, Kobosil, Skatebård, Massimiliano Pagliara, Muallem, Soundstream, The Orb and many more.

BerghainNewYearThe Erste Klubnacht lineup features Answer Code Request, Boris, Gerd Jansen, Honey Dijon, Len Faki, Marcel Dettmann, Steffi, and Tama Sumo among others. To accommodate these performances, Berghain, Panorama Bar, XXX-Floor and the Elektroakustischer Salon will be open during this time for an all building event!

Queue into Berghain is expected to be lengthy and, given that it’s a New Year celebration, the entry fee is €35. If you were to leave prior to and return by the time Erste Klubnacht has already begun you will be asked for entrance payment again.

Here is the breakdown of who is playing where:

January 1st – Silvester

Berghain:
Ben Klock, DVS1, Etapp, Kyle Fiedel, Kobosil, Somewhen

Panorama Bar:
Efdemin, Margaret Dygas, Muallem, Nick Höppner, Nitam, Roi Perez

XXX-Floor:
Chris Cruse, Discodromo, Marcus Marr, October, Skatebård, Soundstream

Elektroakustischer Salon:
Barker, Drama, Gonsher, Martyn, Massimiliano Pagliara, Prurient, The Orb

January 2nd – Erste Klubnacht

Berghain:
Answer Code Request, Anthony Parasole, Boris, DJ Pete, Len Faki, Marcel Dettmann, Norman Nodge

Panorama Bar:
Gerd Janson, Honey Dijon, nd_baumecker, Ryan Elliott, Steffi, Tama Sumo, Virginia

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Movement To Touch Down In Croatia This Summer

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Movement is expanding to the promised land of Croatia, dubbed by many as the new Ibiza following recent years of festival and party expansion.

Movement Croatia is set to debut this coming July with a large roster of techno and house talent that includes the likes of Sven Väth, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Derrick May, Octave One, Steve Rachmad, Robert Hood, Nina Kraviz, Dave Clarke and Margaret Dygas.

The Movement name has been expanding over the years, taking over the Detroit festivities in 2006 and establishing an Italian version in the northern city of Turin just over nine years ago. 2015 saw the Detroit festival touch down in Puerto Rico for a special Caribbean getaway, with the Italian version of the brand visiting Croatia for a smaller club edition last summer that now turns out was the stepping stone for the festival set to launch this July.

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Tisno, 2013

In the last few years, Croatia’s new-found status as a hot spot for electronic music festivities has seen the country benefit from thousands making the pilgrimage over the summer months. Movement Croatia will occur at The Garden Tisno, a 2,500 capacity outdoor venue that has also been home to Sunwave Croatia, Electric Elephant and Love International Festival.

Movement Croatia will offer three stages of indoor and outdoor beachside programming, as well as boat parties, with  a variety of accommodation options that range from air-conditioned apartments to camping and airstream trailers. Individual stages will be hosted by:

Movement Torino Music Festival
Circoloco
Lola ED vs Half Baked
Яeturn powered by Solid-AM
Sunday Breakfast Zurich

For more information and tickets visit Movement Croatia’s Official Website, the Official FB Event and the RA Event.

 

As You Like It and Public Works SF Invite Ben Klock and DVS1 to the West Coast

benklockNo stranger than fiction, As You Like It invites the boss of Klockworks himself Ben Klock to the West Coast for another round of quality techno. Zak Khutoretsky aka DVS1, who has put out releases on HUSH, Klockworks, and Transmat, is set to play alongside Ben at Public Works SF on April 1. Read more

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You Can Now Buy Ben Klock’s Uneaten Banana from Berghain

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Berghain’s Ben Klock played a 12-hour set to close out the Berlin club’s New Year’s marathon celebration on January 4th. Now, it’s your chance to own a piece of that night: a banana he reportedly handed over to a fan when his set was over, who has since put it up for auction on eBay.

The role of the banana during marathon sets has been well documented in the past, with many artists choosing it as a snack of choice thanks to its mix of vitamins, minerals, and low glycemic carbohydrates.

The seller notes: “He handed it to me as a sop of his conscience after remaining ravers and me begged him to play another last record – I kissed his hand, he kissed mine and the banana was the physical bond of ours, of this moment.  He explained he had some before and they were delicious; I believe him, his banana still looks yummy! I am leaving town soon and can’t take care of this precious diamond so decided to sell it here.  Hope it finds a good home. Can be used/appreciated in several ways.
Good luck with the auction!”

As of the minute this article was published, the auction has drawn 29 bids reaching 49.50 Euros, the equivalent of $54.08. Want it? Here is your chance – the seller is shipping internationally!

Ben Klock Banana

 

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Listen to Ben Klock’s much anticipated BBC Radio 1 Mix

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Fresh off his CRSSDFEST debut this past weekend in San Diego, Ben Klock delivers one hell of a mix for his first ever BBC Radio 1 showcase that best exemplifies his “Hypnotic Techno” sound. Named as one of our must see techno acts at ADE 2015, the exclusive two hour set is a must  on your playlist as the Klockwork label boss takes you from past, present, and future through the rhythm and sounds of timeless techno beats.

Ben Klock – Essential Mix – 10-Oct-2015 by Techno/Tech Liv3 Sounds on Mixcloud

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6AM Group’s Favorite DJs

decksElectronic music has undeniably influenced the entire world in an amazing way.  Behind the music, there is a DJ who can masterfully orchestrate sounds that hypnotize and captivate the audience.  Everyone in this community has a certain sound or a certain DJ that makes them tick; we all have a favorite.  Has a DJ ever made you dance so much that everything around you just melted away?  Was there a moment when the DJ got you dancing like there’s no tomorrow?  We asked the 6AM Group team members:  “Who’s your Top 5 Underground DJs?”  It’s a very difficult question to answer.  There were some phenomenal DJs listed in the answers, but there were a few DJs that stood out a little more than the others.  Below are some of the DJs that were named more than once from our results:

Ben Klock:  You might see this German techno DJ and producer play at the Berghain in Berlin and all around the world.  Ben ranked 6th on RA’s Top 100 2014.  He also runs a label:  Klockworks.  Check out this set from Berghain:

Dubfire:  You might also know him as 1/2 of Deep Dish.  Label boss to SCI+TEC, he’s a techno DJ with a polished sound.  You can always count on Dubfire to kill the dance floor every time with his rolling bass lines and that signature Dubfire effect.  Hear what I’m talking about below:

Martinez Brothers:  These brothers from the Bronx have made one hell of a mark on the industry.  They have been on the road since high school and are definitely emerging leaders in the global house scene.  They have held a residency at one of the world’s best clubs, DC-10, since 2011 and show no signs of slowing down.  Check out this set from Ultra 2014 Sunday Underground Stage:

Paco Osuna:  The man behind Mindshake Records and Club4,  Paco is no stranger to the underground.  Below is a link where you can listen to this Spaniard throw it down at the Monegros Desert Festival:

D-Nox & Beckers:  The German DJ duo consisting of Christian “D-Nox” Wedekind & Frank Beckers have been making their mark in the global electronic music community for the past 7 years.  Check out their set below:

Adam Beyer:  The family man behind the epic techno label, Drumcode, it’s not hard to see why this DJ was on a few people’s Top 5.  Check out his set from the legendary Berghain on Drumcode Radio:

Slam: “Slam instigated Glasgow’s underground house music scene in the late 1980s, going on to be instrumental in the explosion of the UK techno scene, and their quarter of a century exploits have seen them travel far and wide, leaving scorch marks on the dance floor everywhere while taking their uncompromising vision of techno around the world.”  Check out this special 4 hour set by Slam:

The next 3 DJs you can consider 6AM Group’s top 3.  These next particular DJs were tallied several times.  They have influence several members in 6AM Group.

Jamie Jones:  The man behind Hot Creations, Jamie Jones has been credited for creating an iconic sound paving the way for a warmer, melodic, deeper side of techno.  Jamie Jones was ranked 12th on this year’s RA Top 100.  Below is his set from Timewarp:

Cajmere:  Curtis Jones goes by several aliases; you might be familiar with Green Velvet, that’s one of them.  Hailing from Chicago, Cajmere is a much respected veteran DJ in the electronic dance music community.  Click below to hear his set from the Electronic Playground Podcast:

Marco Carola:  This Italian DJ had the most votes from 6AM Group team members.  Label boss of Music On and leading the biggest underground party in Ibiza, Friday nights at Amnesia.  RA ranked him at 17 on this year’s Top 100.  At the top of his game, Marco is not going anywhere.  Check out one of his sets below:

The above DJs were just a drop in the bucket.  There are still several DJs that have not been mentioned that are followed closely by 6AM Group members.  DJs like Dixon (RA’s #1 DJ), Claude VonStroke, Carl Cox, Steve Lawler, Hernan Cattaneo, and much more.  In addition to all these DJs, there are still DJs out there that have not been discovered.  So keep your ears, minds and hearts open.   We’ll see you on the dance floor!

WOMB Tokyo presents Ben Klock and Loco Dice

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Womb will be delivering an early Christmas present to the city of Tokyo this Saturday with special guests Loco Dice and Ben Klock both set to take on center stage. This is an absolute monster booking that further exemplifies the strength of Japan when it comes to quality electronic music. The show comes shortly after the recent announcement of RA’s 2014 Top 100 DJ Poll where both Ben Klock and Loco Dice placed 6th and 23rd respectively. This event marks the end of Ben Klock’s brief Asia tour where he is expected to hop on the plane after his set to play the 10 year anniversary of Berghain. We love seeing major events like this hitting the Asia-Pacific region as some of the best continues to spread music knowledge in a region that is coming up fast in the scene. For those happening to be in the area, this is a must attend event. Details, tickets, and pricing for the night can be found on WOMB’s website.

WOMB: Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | RA

Ben Klock – Live @ Time Warp 2014 (Mannheim, Germany) – 05.04.2014 by Livesets.At on Mixcloud

Loco Dice – Live @ Music Is Revolution (Space, Ibiza) – 12-08-2014 by Mixing.Dj Livesets on Mixcloud

WOMB Tokyo presents Ben Klock and Loco Dice

jp-1213-657861-front
Womb will be delivering an early Christmas present to the city of Tokyo this Saturday with special guests Loco Dice and Ben Klock both set to take on center stage. This is an absolute monster booking that further exemplifies the strength of Japan when it comes to quality electronic music. The show comes shortly after the recent announcement of RA’s 2014 Top 100 DJ Poll where both Ben Klock and Loco Dice placed 6th and 23rd respectively. This event marks the end of Ben Klock’s brief Asia tour where he is expected to hop on the plane after his set to play the 10 year anniversary of Berghain. We love seeing major events like this hitting the Asia-Pacific region as some of the best continues to spread music knowledge in a region that is coming up fast in the scene. For those happening to be in the area, this is a must attend event. Details, tickets, and pricing for the night can be found on WOMB’s website.

WOMB: Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | RA

Ben Klock – Live @ Time Warp 2014 (Mannheim, Germany) – 05.04.2014 by Livesets.At on Mixcloud

Loco Dice – Live @ Music Is Revolution (Space, Ibiza) – 12-08-2014 by Mixing.Dj Livesets on Mixcloud

KORNER Taipei 2 year anniversay with Ben Klock, Nina Kraviz, Marcel Dettmann

Korner-2-year-anniversaryTaipei City is about to get a serious dose of Berlin techno starting this Saturday at KORNER, Taipei’s premiere underground event space, as they celebrate their 2 year anniversary with a stellar three show line up spanning the course of two weeks featuring Ben Klock (Dec 6th), Nina Kraviz (Dec 12th), Marcel Dettmann (Dec 19th).

This is possibly one of the boldest bookings in such a short span to come through Taipei city. KORNER’s brand and vision has remained consistent since day one by developing a platform for cutting edge electronic music and visual artists to showcase their talent aimed towards an explosion of sensual overload. 2014 has been a massive year for KORNER with quality bookings such as Ben UFO, Midland, DJ Nobu, Gerd Janson, Jesse Rose, Regis, Scuba, DVS1, John Osborn and more all making their debut showcase in Taipei.

The underground electronic music community in Asia is currently seeing a surge of top international acts making regular stops in the region further proving that the movement is alive and well. While these top acts are considered elites in our industry, they are still known to be somewhat risky in places like Taipei where house & techno events are currently seeing difficult times recently with non-sensible raids at clubs and parties creating a difficult barrier for innovative artists and promoters in Taiwan to flourish in the scene. We wish the team at KORNER the very best as they get ready for a massive two week stretch that we hope will pave the future for Taiwan’s electronic music industry. Open minds and open ears are highly recommended. Tickets and event info can be found on their Fbook event tab here.